The 2021 New Museum Triennial

Photography Aubrey Mayer

The 2021 New Museum Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” includes 40 artists and collectives from around the world. Six of the participating artists in the exhibition answered TheGuide’s questionnaire:

Gabriel Chaile
Tomás Díaz Cedeño
Kang Seung Lee
Kahlil Robert Irving
Iris Touliatou
Ambera Wellmann

The artists reveal their feelings on gossip, their favorite art joke, most treasured possession, what qualities make for a good work of art, their most flattering compliment, if they feel the earth is safe, and more.

Published: November 12, 2021

The fifth New Museum Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” was on view at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, through January 23, 2022. The exhibition is curated by Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Curator at the New Museum, and Jamillah James, Senior Curator, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), with Jeanette Bisschops, Curatorial Fellow, and Bernardo Mosqueira, ISLAA Curatorial Fellow.